Special Use Permits
All National Park Service areas require special-use permits for certain activities to ensure the protection of our rich natural and cultural resources.
Special-use permit requests will be reviewed for potential resource damage and anticipated disruption of normal public use.
Sitka National Historical Park requires a special-use permit for the following activities:
*In addition to a permit, special permission or releases must be obtained to film certain artifacts, locations, artists, icons, and other items that are not under the control of the National Park Service, even though these are associated with Sitka National Historical Park.
The application for a special-use permit may be downloaded (in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format) from this site. Most permits can be processed within a week, but some commercial filming permits may require thirty (30) days for administrative review. A non-refundable processing fee may be required to accompany this application unless the requested use is an exercise of a First Amendment right. You will be notified of the disposition of the application and the necessary steps to secure your final permit.
If you are not sure that your event requires a permit or have other questions, please contact:
Did You Know?
The transfer of Alaska from Russia took place in Sitka. On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered on Castle Hill, home of Alaska's Russian governors, the American flag was raised, and a brief exchange of statements completed the transfer of Alaska to the United States.